"Black Spirit": Works on Paper by Eldzier Cortor

by Matt Backer



About the author

With Jen Heusel, Matt Backer co-curated the 2006 exhibition "Black Spirit": Works on Paper by Eldzier Cortor at the Indiana University Art Museum. Studying primarily under Dr. Sarah Burns, he received his Master of Arts Degree in 2005. He is currently researching for his dissertation in modern American art, as well as lecturing in American Studies and Art History at the University. His previous publications include "Pursuing Desire: A Lacanian Approach to the Paintings of Edward Hopper." Oculus: Journal for the History of Art [Indiana University] 5 (2002).


Editor's note

Editor's note: The above essay was rekeyed and reprinted, without illustrations, on March 22, 2006, in Resource Library with permission of the author. The essay is included in a gallery brochure published by the Indiana University Art Museum for the exhibition "Black Spirit": Works on Paper by Eldzier Cortor being held at the Museum March 7 - May 7, 2006. If you have questions or comments regarding the essay, please contact the author directly through either this phone number or web address:


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